Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sleep...

It's probably every mom's greatest struggle. We're very lucky that Jeffrey is not a horrible sleeper; he was never one of those that woke up every hour. However, he's never been a great sleeper, either. He consistently wakes up once each night. It's not bad; we can definitely handle that. We are trying to see about getting him to sleep through the night, though. We're not fans of "crying it out," so we're doing things a bit differently. Since I know that he's not really hungry when he gets up, I'm holding out on feeding him for a certain amount of time (which increases every night) by soothing him. Not picking him up, though.. He gets a pacifier and then the clock gets set. Last night, he had to wait 10 minutes (it's our second night). He fell back asleep for two hours. Success. We're almost 100% sure that he was just so used to waking up then to eat since he needed it that now he's conditioned to still wake up. We'll see how it goes. I don't really consider his sleep a problem- it's only a problem when I become resentful towards him, and we're nowhere near that.

Last night was also his second night in his crib! We LOVE having our room back to ourselves.

2 comments:

Lil'Misa said...

Isn't it lovely to have your room back? We are doing the same thing with Carter. We think he has been waking because he is used to getting a midnight and 3am snack. Last night was the first night I didn't go in and nurse at midnight. Hopefully it will work for both of us.

Stacia said...

Yay Jeffrey for sleeping in the crib! As you know, we also started that last weekend, and Katelyn knows no difference! It's so nice, too, because you don't hear every single wimper. (At least if you don't have the monitor turned up full blast!)